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Two part question for the loving, tolerant Left — including the “Christian” Left:  1. Should we screen for the Coronavirus for people entering the country through airports or cruise ships?  2. If yes, then how about at our borders?


Hoax2 — Just when you thought the media and the Democrats couldn’t sink any lower, they make up a hoax about Trump’s hoax comments — and prove his point entirely, namely that the Left is politicizing it all!  He said their politicization was the hoax, not the virus itself — and they know that, but assume their low-information followers won’t.

P.S. Just kidding.  We knew they could sink lower.


Would Biden Put Stacey Abrams on Supreme Court? — Probably.  Except she’d already be his VP, and could be President if he died (and he might).  She’s awful, and one of the many reasons a Democrat in the White House is dangerous.


Todd White, Bill Johnson and Benny Hinn Race to China To End the Coronavirus! — The Messed Up Church — Not the Babylon Bee, but still good satire!  Those frauds will be nowhere to be found.


Alleged Victim of Bill Hybels Tells Story of How Church Tried to Silence Her — Hybels was awful and creepy for a long time. Shame on those around him who let it all happen.

In this meeting I was told I was lying or mis-remembering every bit of what I reported. I was told the comments about my body and my clothes weren’t inappropriate since I had already shared in my testimony that I wasn’t wearing anything provocative. I was told the grooming patterns, boundary testing and secrecy building of ‘delete’ email conversations and him frequently affirming the most broken parts of my story growing up were me “being dramatic”. I was told the numerous inappropriate invitations I had declined, to be alone with him (in inappropriate settings) were his attempt to be available to pastor and mentor me. I was told that him meeting me outside on the very day I went to the church to document my grievances with HR, after being asked by his colleagues for real time updates about my arrival time, was “a coincidence”. I was told if they wanted to, they could make it look like I was pursuing him. Although not one person who could confirm any of my accounts was ever contacted, I was told that none of them were true. I was told I needed to know I was the only woman in 42 years to ever say he was inappropriate with me.I was then asked for confidentiality about my experiences, which I refused. The word devastated doesn’t begin to describe how I left that meeting. I resigned from my position and spent weeks just trying to make it through the day. The most painful part wasn’t even his behavior- rather that the church leaders whom I loved and respected and served with, didn’t believe me and failed to protect me. I have wrestled with God about my calling to serve the church almost every day since.


EPIC fail! Senate Dems’ 2-year-old tweet about what ending net neutrality would cause ‘did not age well’ (FCC chairman rubs it in) — Nice reminder of the completely overblown fears about ending that bad program.


Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sentenced for book sales scheme  — This is clearly all Trump’s fault.

The collapse of Pugh’s mayoralty was another black eye for Baltimore, a crime- and poverty-plagued city that saw a previous mayor, Sheila Dixon, resign in 2010 after her conviction on embezzling gift cards intended for poor people. Dixon later tried to regain the mayor’s office after completing her probation, but was defeated by Pugh in the city’s 2016 Democratic primary.


Milwaukee Mass Shooter is a Black Elizabeth Warren Supporter – In case you were wondering why that story went down the memory hole so quickly.  Had it been a Trump supporter we’d be hearing about it for weeks.


Best of the Bee

Report: Mansplaining Down But Woman Confusion Up | The Babylon Bee

Disney To Introduce New LGBTQ Superhero Whose Superpower Is Turning Invisible In International Markets | The Babylon Bee — Yep.  These Leftists are remarkably fluid with how “brave” they are in promoting perversions to children.


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Transgender book readings scheduled in Virginia elementary schools — This is child abuse.  No exaggeration.

‘Child abuse’: Little girl appears helpless as drag queen performs suggestively for her while adults cheer

Book recommendation: The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity

This book is a great take-down of common “Christian” Left half-truths and outright lies.  It is a shorter and easier read than J. Gresham Machen’s classic 1923 book, Christianity and Liberalism, which I’ve also been reading (hard to believe it is almost 100 years old, as it still perfectly describes “Christian” Left wolves and their theology).

I loved this endorsement, especially the part I put in bold:

Don’t let the brevity of this book fool you . Mike Kruger has written a trenchant critique of the intellectual bankruptcy and theological deviancy of progressive Christianity. Churches , pastors , students , youth groups , Christian schools , and Christian colleges would do well to appropriate the wisdom in this short but devastating little book .  Kevin DeYoung , Senior Pastor , Christ Covenant

A couple excerpts from the book:

In 1923 , J . Gresham Machen , then a professor at Princeton Seminary , wrote his classic text , Christianity and Liberalism . 1 The book was a response to the rise of liberalism in the mainline denominations of his own day. Machen argued that the liberal understanding of Christianity was , in fact , not just a variant version of the faith , nor did it represent simply a different denominational perspective , but was an entirely different religion . Put simply , liberal Christianity is not Christianity.

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On top of all of this , one might understandably be confused by the progressive appeal to Jesus as a guide for morality when many progressives won’t, in fact , follow Jesus ’ moral teaching! For example , are progressives willing to stand by Jesus ’ plain teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman ( e.g . , Matthew 19 : 5 – 6 ) ? Or that he is the only way of salvation ( John 14 : 6 ) ? If not, then why the eagerness to appeal to him as a moral teacher?

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Jesus never said the problem with the Pharisees is that they are too concerned with orthodoxy . The problem with the Pharisees was legalism (putting man – made laws ahead of God’s) and hypocrisy (saying one thing and doing another). And the two often went together . It wasn’t that they cared too much about good theology , but that they cared too little! Their theology was a mess. It glorified man , twisted God’s own priorities, and selectively followed God’s law. This raises an important point. Teaching people good theology is not the problem, but the solution. Teaching people good theology is a vital , essential way of caring for them. Rather than viewing theology as something that harms and oppresses people, we should be reminded that good theology actually comforts and liberates people. The Pharisees harmed people precisely by teaching them (and modeling for them ) bad theology.

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CA Nannies: Thou Shalt Have No Boys Nor Girls Depts. – Leftist insanity.


Take that, Trump! Elizabeth Warren unveils bold plan to combat potential coronavirus pandemic with… more open borders? — More saltwater from the Left.  Seems like the pandemic would be a great time to remind people of the importance of border control.  Most people would agree that we’d want to screen out people with the virus if they were traveling here by plane or boat.  So why not at the borders?!


Justice Department Goes After Harvard Racism — That’s sad for half of the blacks that actually qualify, because everyone – including the qualified ones – will rightly wonder if they belonged there or if they were only there because of racism.


Trump Can Withhold Grant Funding From Sanctuary Cities Says Appeals Court  — Great news!  Also, sanity.


The media gets busted again admitting to gross bias.


No One on Food Stamps Should Be Allowed to Vote — Agreed, but anyone benefiting from government payouts shouldn’t be allowed, and that’s hard to discern when the lobbying comes from corporations.  The key is less government, where there is less to give away and less people to bribe.  This isn’t a new phenomenon.

Constantine beefed up the palace bureaucracy. He created a set of powerful officials who were directly responsible to him. They were new and more specialized administrators with new bureaus to run. There was an even a new corps, staffed by legionaries, to carry confidential messages between the center and the provinces. All this consolidation and centralization made government more efficient but not more pure. All those administrators expected “tips,” to put it mildly. In fact, the bigger Roman government grew, the more corruption became a problem. Constantine understood that exchanging gifts and favors in return for services was no small part of government. So, in order to forge ties with powerful people in the provinces, he created new titles and distinctions and even, as mentioned, a new Senate for Constantinople. He was also lavish in his generosity to individuals and cities. This was good for politics but not for the Treasury. As a result, taxes went up.

Strauss, Barry. Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine . Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.

Strauss, Barry. Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine . Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.


We regret to inform Gayle King and the other awful CBS moderators that there’s an on-the-record witness to the Mike Bloomberg ‘kill it’ story —  Of course what he said was vile. But on the views of all those Dems who deny the scientific fact that the unborn are human beings, then what he said wasn’t wrong. What ghoulish hypocrites!


#DemDebate: Joe Biden claims 150 million people have been killed with guns since 2007 — The issue isn’t that he had another slip of the tongue, but that a parallel to pharmaceuticals is absurd. Those companies aren’t liable for people who misuse those products, nor should gun manufacturers be. It is just a shameless anti-2nd Amendment ploy to take our guns.


‘Good for me but not for THEE’: Betsy DeVos absolutely owns AOC for being a flaming hypocrite over Public Charter Schools — Just another hypocritical Leftist.


Best of the Bee

Planned Parenthood Endorses Bloomberg After Learning He Told Pregnant Woman To ‘Kill It’ | The Babylon Bee

Catholic Plans To Spend Lent Giving Up Something He Really Shouldn’t Have Been Doing In The First Place | The Babylon Bee


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Nine Year-Old Asks Mayor Pete To Help Him Come Out — Shame on Pete Buttisex, the kid’s parents, and the entire Left — including the “Christian” Left — for perversions like this.

Male Teacher Demands to Use Little Girls’ Restroom

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“Shock wave”: LA Times troubled by Trump’s “flipping” of the 9th Circuit — Great news if the LA Times is troubled!  The judiciary is an amazing accomplishment for Trump and it alone should sway the prideful “never Trumpers” into voting for him.


Greg Gutfeld rips Hollywood community for protecting Weinstein: Never ‘lecture us about morality again’ — Great point.  Every time they lecture anyone for anything the response should be, “Shut up.  You protected Harvey Weinstein.”


HuffPost reports on ‘tense’ meeting as Cenk Uygur urges Young Turks staff not to unionize — Sweet, sweet schadenfreude.  Leftist discovers that unions have a negative effect.  Go figure.  What a raging hypocrite.


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‘I’m coming out, I’m leaving the Left.’ LGBT/Women’s advocate Arielle Scarcella speaks out against ‘ridiculously woke cult’ in video (watch) – Epic rant.  Glad to see a shred of sanity still exists.


America continues to lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions — The Leftist media “forgot” to tell you this good news about what they claim is the number one issue in the world.


MSNBC Melts Down As Bernie Sanders Projected To Win Nevada Caucuses – Paging Dr. Frankenstein.  The Left created Sanders, Antifa, etc. and are now turning on their monster because they think it can’t win just yet.


Officer Specter, Disney’s First LGBT Animated Character – Perverted and predictable.


Best of the Bee

Pastor Asks Men To Please Silence Their Wives Before Service | The Babylon Bee

‘The Science On Climate Change Is Settled,’ Says Man Who Does Not Believe The Settled Science On Gender, Unborn Babies, Economics | The Babylon Bee


Not the Babylon Bee

Graffiti Vandals Awarded $6.7 Million – Brought to you by the Left.

Democrats Vote to End Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Battery in Schools – Brought to you by the Left.

Law Against Arresting Illegal Aliens for Driving Without License – No one is above the law!  Except illegal aliens.


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Powerful video – she went from feminism to neutrality after actually talking to men’s rights people – her alleged enemy.  And of course then the Left (including the media) hated her for it.

Note the list of things she rattles off which have a wildly disproportionately impact to men yet are ignored by the media, schools, etc.

Paternity fraud
Selective service
War deaths
Workplace deaths
Suicides
False rape allegations
Failure to launch
Homelessness
Sentencing disparity
Life expectancy
Child support
Child custody
Criminal court bias
Veterans’ issues
Resources for male victims of domestic violence
Lack of “choice” once a child is conceived (of course we’re glad for that – no one should have a choice to kill a child)


Religious pluralism is intellectually bankrupt

One of my old favorites . . .

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There are two main kinds of religious pluralism.  One is good and one is intellectually bankrupt.

Good pluralism: Numerous distinct ethnic, religious, or cultural groups are present and tolerated within a society.

Bad pluralism: All religions are true and equally valid paths to God.

Pluralism can be a good thing if it means we should tolerate the beliefs of others.  Jesus, who was God in flesh, didn’t force anyone to convert.  So why should we think that we can?

Christianity should flourish in a society with good pluralism, as the Gospel can be shared freely and there isn’t pressure to fake one’s beliefs.  Sadly, we often get complacent in such atmospheres and Christianity spreads just as well or better in times of persecution.  It tends to weed out false believers and teachers more effectively.

Of course, there are some truths in each religion, but there are irreconcilable differences in their essential truth claims regarding the nature of God, the path to salvation, their view of Jesus, etc.

Here are some examples:

One of the following is possible when we die, but under no circumstance could more than one be possible:

  1. Reincarnation (Hinduism, New Age)
  2. Complete nothingness (Atheism)
  3. One death then judgment by God (Christianity, Islam, others)

Jesus was either the Messiah (Christianity) or He was not the Messiah (Judaism and others), but He cannot be both the Messiah and not the Messiah.

God either doesn’t exist (Atheism), He exists and is personal (Christianity) or He exists and is impersonal (Hinduism).

Jesus either died on the cross (Christianity) or He didn’t (Islam).  The Koran repeatedly claims that Jesus did not die on the cross (Sura 4:157-158). What evidence does Islam offer? One guy with a vision over 500 years after the fact. That is not what we base history upon, especially when scholars of the first century — whether Christians or not — agree that a real person named Jesus died on a Roman cross.

God either revealed himself to us (many religions) or he didn’t (Atheism, Agnosticism).

Jesus is the eternally existent God (Christianity) or He isn’t (everything else, including the Mormon and Jehovah’s Witness). In fact, in Islam it is an unforgivable sin to claim that Jesus is God, so there is no way to reconcile Christianity and Islam.

Some people hold the view that God will be whatever you conceive him to be in this life.  That is one of the most bizarre religious views I have heard.  I’m not sure how they came to the conclusion that every human gets a designer god and that at death it would be just as one wished.

Consider the view of Mahatma Gandhi and Hinduism in general:

After long study and experience, I have come to the conclusion that [1] all religions are true; [2] all religions have some error in them; [3] all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism, in as much as all human beings should be as dear to one as one’s own close relatives. My own veneration for other faiths is the same as that for my own faith; therefore no thought of conversion is possible. (Mahatma Gandhi, All Men Are Brothers: Life and Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi as told in his own words, Paris, UNESCO 1958, p 60.)

Yet the exclusive claims of Christianity prove Gandhi’s worldview (that of Hinduism) to be false.  Among other things, the Bible claims at least one hundred times that Jesus is the only way to salvation.  It also commands us not to worship idols and that we die once and then face judgment (it does not hold to reincarnation).  Those are key elements of the Hindu faith.  So if Hinduism is true then Christianity cannot be true.  But if Hinduism is correct in stating that all religions are true, then Christianity must be true.  But Christianity claims to be the one true path, so if it is true then Hinduism is not.

Also, Hinduism claims that Christianity is true, so if Christianity is false then so is Hinduism.  Either way, the logic of Gandhi and Hinduism collapses on itself.

When I share the Gospel with people I do so as respectfully as possible.  But I always try to work in examples like the above to highlight that under no circumstances can we both be right about the nature of God and salvation.

I used to hold the position of religious pluralism.  We studied world religions about 15 years ago in an Adult Sunday School class and, sadly, didn’t dig very deep (I was attending church but not really a believer . . . at best I was “saved and confused”).  Most of us walked away thinking the religions were “all pretty much the same” and with no incentive to go out and make a case for Christianity. 

So why did I – and so many people today, including Christians – embrace bad pluralism? I think it is typically out of a lack of clear thinking on the topic.  When you examine the essentials of these faiths it is not that hard to show how they are irreconcilable.

Political correctness and fear contribute as well.  It is easy to deny the exclusivity of Jesus (or the truth claims of whatever faith one follows) if one wants to avoid controversy.  But as unpopular as it is to make truth claims, it is really a rather logical thing to do.  The one claiming all religions are true needs to back up that claim with their evidence and logic.  Just rattle off a list of religions, sects and cults and ask why they are all true.  Just be careful saying things like, “Hinduism has a lot of sects.”  If you say it too quickly people will have surprised looks on their faces.

Sheer laziness is another factor.  Knowing enough about one’s faith to defend it in the marketplace of ideas is hard work.  Religious pluralism is a great excuse not to evangelize.

I expect many non-Christians to say that all paths lead to God, but it really bothers me when Christians do so.  They should meditate on this passage, among others:

Galatians 1:8-9 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!

 

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Venezuelan describes daily life in his country: ‘My Socialism Nightmare’ — Is there a political party in the U.S. that is anti-police?  Asking for a friend.

It’s not just the health system that has collapsed, it’s also the police. “No one ever is going to invest in Venezuela if there is no police,” he explained. “If you get robbed and you cannot tell anyone, who is going to put their money in jeopardy like that?” he said. Monagas said his own mother was kidnapped when he was 12 years old by men who took her to a city several hours away, tied her up, stole her car and credit cards. People in Venezuela rarely go to the police because they know they are corrupt.



John MacArthur Warned Moody Years Ago About James MacDonald, Emails Reveal  — Good for MacArthur and Julie Roys (the journalist doing great work) and bad for all those Moody and Harvest people who propped up MacDonald.  One of the links had a video taken before MacDonald was fired.  It was a group of sycophantic elders shaming and slandering some elders who had left because they didn’t approve of MacDonald’s behavior.


Survey of UK art world finds ‘a quagmire of wokeness’ rife with ‘coercion, bullying, intimidation and intolerance’ — Leftist thinking ruins everything it touches.


Study: Most journalists are to the left of Bernie Sanders (but don’t worry they’re totally fair) — this explains lots.


Steven Spielberg’s daughter launches adult entertainment career, says dad supports her sex worker ambitions — Aaaaand another reason to avoid Hollyweird.  Spielberg is considered a more moderate and mainstream director, and he supports this?

According to the aspiring star, the “Schindler’s List” director and his wife, Kate Capshaw, were “intrigued” when she shared the news with them of her new porn gig over the weekend. She added that her parents were “not upset” by her revelation.

The 23-year-old added that producing solo porn has made her feel satisfied after having battled years of mental health issues and alcoholism.

Oh, yeah, doing porn will definitely improve your mental health issues and addictions /sarcasm.


How To Control Your Lust – interesting article from a former “player.”


UK: Hospitals to Deny Care to “Racist” or “Homophobic” Patients — Coming soon to a country near you.  Gee, what could go wrong with giving the government sole control over your health care?


Mike Bloomberg Says Farmers Aren’t Smart Enough To Code  – When he’s not busy making racist (by Dem standards) and sexist comments he insults smart, hard-working people.  Yet he is still buying the nomination because Leftists love money even more than they accuse conservatives of loving it.


Best of the Bee

More Evidence Jesus Was A Socialist: New Passages Say He Fed The 5000 By Robbing A Nearby Village | The Babylon Bee

Pete Buttigieg Releases Study Bible With Notes That Explain Why Most Of The Verses Are Wrong | The Babylon Bee

Genius: Church Introvert Wears Mask So People Will Think He Has Coronavirus | The Babylon Bee

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Rereleased With More Realistic Description Of Communism | The Babylon Bee


Not the Babylon Bee

Gavin Newsom: Cure Homeless With A Doctor’s Prescription



Roundup

Switzerland Criminalizes Resistance to LGBT Agenda — This is what the Left wants in America.


How To Improve Your Preaching — I’m not a preacher, but this seemed like a good list.  Hopefully lots of other preachers read it.


Athiest Dawkins Says ‘Eugenics Would Work’ – Of course he tried to say he opposed them morally, but the point is that his worldview has no way to ground his morality.  In his Darwinian worldview, eugenics would be a completely legitimate thing.


NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: ‘Bail reform, it’s lit!’ — Republicans should run on this 24×7. The Left fails at basic economics – i.e., simple understandings of human nature about supply/demand, incentives and consequences, etc. They are also malicious in patronizing some groups at the expense of good citizens.


Biden accuses Sanders of not being enough of a gun grabber — Make no mistake: All those Leftists want to take your guns.  Some are just more open about it than others.

Of 12,278 murders committed in the United States in 2018, 235 were committed using rifles. And that rifles of all types, not just the scary looking ones. By contrast, 1,545 were killed by someone using “knives or cutting instruments.” Another 431 were murdered through the use of “blunt objects” including baseball bats and hammers. Both of these categories accounted for far more “carnage in our streets” the rifles.

So should the manufacturers of kitchen cutlery sets be sued out of business? Perhaps the Louisville Slugger factory should be shut down, along with Craftsman and everyone else that sells carpentry tools. Is that what Joe Biden would like to see as President?


Democrat Bill Would Impose Mandatory Vasectomies — Anti-science, Molech-worshiping pro-abort drama queens trot out nonsense like this to try and advance their agenda. They think they are being clever but they just broadcast their ignorance.


Senator Cotton: China Refusing to Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLab – In a pathetically predictable and counterproductive attempt to “save face,” China is harming countless people.


Biologists propose radical concept that there are only two genders/sexes — Great reminder that conservatives are the real party of science.


Joe and Hunter Biden’s China connections under even closer scrutiny — Biden is spectacularly crooked and tries to misdirect by pretending it is just about his son.  Can Trump point out these treasonous deals or will that result in another impeachment?


A quick-reference guide to spiritual gifts — good list and good distinctions on those gifts that ceased and those that didn’t.


Traditional Wives Set Feminism Back — I’m glad to see the “tradwife” thing becoming a popular discussion topic.  Even if the feminists are hating on the concept, it highlights the debate.  Too many women think there is no alternative, but there is a much better way.  Countless women – including many in the church – have bought that lie that they can sleep around and be career-oriented until they are 30 and then have their pick of perfect men.  But that’s not how it plays out.

Feminists can plainly see how much more difficult feminism has made their lives, yet going back home, being wives, mothers, and homemakers is appalling to them since it “sets women back.” You see, women, Satan is the author of confusion. Feminists are confused. They believe they fought so hard for their rights that if they go back, they’re giving up all of these rights that have made their lives so difficult.